• Mission Statement

    The NGO Committee on Financing for Development at the United Nations advocates for a worldwide economy that is environmentally and socially sustainable, ethical, and people-centered.

    Guided by the 2002 Monterrey Consensus, we urge policymakers to support development strategies that end global poverty and advance human rights. We seek international financial systems that are fair and truly representative of all people. We are motivated by the moral imperatives underlying the United Nations Charter and the missions of the organizations we represent.

  • Membership Benefits

    Network and dialogue at the UN with those working on for Financing for Development (FfD) issues and collaborate with global network of FfD organizations.

    Participate in monthly meetings featuring regular briefings from the UN FfD Office and distinguished guest speakers from the UN Community.

    Voice concerns on FfD issues to the UN through written and oral statements prepared within the Committee.

    Receive notices of meetings and conferences on FfD issues sponsored by the UN or NGO Committee, including high-level meetings with Bretton Woods institutions (World Bank, International Monetary Fund, World Trade Organization).

    (Go to www.ngosonffd.org for FfD resources and committee membership form)

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Joan Burke, SNDdeNBy Joan F. Burke, SNDdeN, former NGO representative in New York, current lecturer at Center for Leadership and Management at Tangaza University College in Nairobi Kenya, and SNDatUN delegate to the Third International Conference on Financing for Development

“NGO Representatives in New York have followed closely the development of the Financing for Development (FfD) Conference text through its different drafts at the UN. Normally the text will already be in its almost final form before the Heads of State gather for the conference so there will be little opportunity for NGOs to actually influence its content at that point. Even so, Notre Dame having a presence at the conference will demonstrate to governments the importance of the topic and of the content of the outcome document for us who see the human face of poverty and the scourge of growing inequality in the daily lives of our people. Additionally, we hope to be able to connect at the conference with other NGOs on our continent of Africa who have a similar commitment to following the FfD process so that we can become part of a larger network.”


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